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Company Vision

At Design Build Architects, we are driven by the belief that there is always a better way to approach projects and achieve success. We embrace creativity, analysis, and iteration as key tools in our quest to find the best solutions for our clients.

As a company, we are committed to empowering our employees and fostering a culture of collaboration and teamwork. We believe that our employees are the driving force behind our success, and we strive to create a work environment where they can thrive and feel valued. In fact, we have set a goal to become an employee-owned company within the next 5 years, and we actively seek out like-minded businesses that share this vision.

At DBA, we understand that our clients are the foundation of our business. We are dedicated to delivering exceptional service and quality, and we know that the key to achieving this is by putting our employees first. By valuing and investing in our team, we ensure that they have the skills, resources, and support they need to provide the best possible care to our clients.

Our mantra at DBA is, "There's always a better way," and we are committed to finding it through creativity, analysis, and iteration, while prioritizing the well-being and success of our employees. We believe that this approach will allow us to continue to grow and thrive as a company, while delivering exceptional service and value to our clients.

Company Affiliations

Design|Build Boston is a certified veteran and minority-owned and operated enterprise.

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Company Hierarchy

At our company, we like to think of ourselves as a tree instead of a top down organization with the president on top. As a new company that started from scratch, the owner is the seed that has grown into a strong and sturdy tree, taking on all the initial tasks and responsibilities as the sapling. As the company grows, we branch out and add team members to take on different roles and responsibilities, becoming the branches of the tree.

As the main trunk, the owner is responsible for supporting and nourishing all the branches connected to them. This includes providing guidance and direction, as well as resources and support to help the branches thrive. The branches, in turn, are responsible for supporting their own leaves, which represent the specific tasks and responsibilities within their area of the company.

Our company serves the soil, or potential customers, and connects with them through our roots, or sales efforts and channels. The main root represents the primary avenue through which most sales funnel.

Overall, this analogy illustrates the hierarchical structure of our company and emphasizes the importance of strong communication and support at all levels. It also highlights the interconnectedness of all the different parts of our organization.


Arick Jayson Dyrdal

(Angel Jesus Hernandez)

Founder & CEO



Registered Architect

Boston Architectural College

Bachelor of Architecture

Unrestricted Construction Supervisor License

Home Improvement Contractor License

PHIUS Certified Builder℠


Military Veteran

About Him

As the owner of Design Build Boston Construction & Design Build Architects, Arick is dedicated to leading a team of highly motivated professionals in the field of construction and design. Arick's passion for the industry began at a young age, and he has always been driven to create a company where everyone enjoys working. After completing his Bachelor of Architecture degree at the Boston Architectural College, Arick's ambitions grew and he set his sights on building net-zero, multi-unit contemporary developments.

Arick has a wealth of experience in the industry, including serving as a Certified Passive House Builder and Design Build Manager for Group Design Build, where he was responsible for on-site coordination, 3D modeling, cost estimates, and project organization. In this role, Arick focused on implementing energy efficient building techniques, including Passive House construction. Arick has also worked as an Assistant Superintendent at Delphi Construction, where he monitored daily activities, ensured safety and compliance on job sites, and communicated with subcontractors to ensure adherence to schedules and specifications.

In addition to these roles, Arick has held positions as a Job Captain, Architectural Designer, and Clerk of the Works, where he was responsible for preparing detailed drawings and maintaining communication on various construction projects. Arick has also worked as a Construction Clerk for The Community Builders, where he oversaw quality control and communication on various construction projects, and as an Architectural Designer/Clerk of the Works for Davis Square Architects, where he was responsible for punch-listing, processing documents, and maintaining communication between contractors, clients, and project architects.

Arick's military service includes time spent in the United States Coast Guard, where he served for a total of 7 years. In addition to his professional experience, Arick is a Registered Architect in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island, and has completed a range of projects, including the complete renovation of a 2 unit condo in Watertown, a multi-family design project in Cape Cod with 9 units, and the design of a custom pool house addition in Duxbury. Arick's extensive experience and passion for the industry make him a valuable asset to any team.

María Camila Penagos Triana

Designer I


Universidad De San Buenaventura - Cali, Colombia

Bachelor of Architecture

Universidad Del Valle - Cali, Colombia

Bachelor of Business Administration of Construction

About Her

Meet Maria Camila Penagos, our vibrant and talented Architectural Drafter at Design Build Architects. With a flair for creativity and a passion for design, Maria brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our team.

As a bilingual architect, Maria's background in Architectural and Interior Design, along with her proficiency in Cost Analysis, Supervision, and Construction, make her an invaluable asset to our projects. Her versatility shines through in every endeavor she undertakes, and she is known for her efficient and organized approach to work.

Education has been a cornerstone of Maria's success. Having graduated from UNIVERSIDAD DE SAN BUENAVENTURA CALI as an Architect in 2013 and later acquiring a Bachelor of Business Administration of Construction from UNIVERSIDAD DEL VALLE, she possesses a well-rounded skill set that elevates our architectural projects to new heights.

Maria's professional journey boasts an impressive track record. Currently serving as an Infrastructure Architect with Alcaldía de Santiago de Cali - Secretaría del Deporte y la Recreación, she excels in supervising projects and presenting captivating design concepts for sports initiatives. Her proficiency in coordinating, developing, and evaluating contracting processes ensures the smooth execution of projects from inception to completion.

In her past roles, Maria has consistently delivered outstanding results. As an Auditor of Construction Architect with Julián Arbeláez Casas – Civil Engineer, she streamlined coordination processes and generated meticulous construction site visit reports. During her time at Banco de Occidente as an Analyst Architect, she demonstrated her ability to devise efficient solutions and fostered a seamless synergy between commercial and legal areas, ultimately expediting project approvals.

Maria's passion for architectural expression is evident from her internship days at Vásquez & Gómez Arquitectos Asociados Ltda. Her striking graphic presentations captivated clients and provided clear insights into the intricacies of architectural projects.

At Design Build Architects, Maria's role as an Architectural Drafter is critical in bringing designs to life. She collaborates closely with experienced designers and architects, refining design concepts and creating detailed construction documents. Her attention to detail and dedication ensure that projects adhere to all relevant codes and regulations, and she works diligently to ensure each project is completed on time and within budget.

Maria's approachable nature and excellent leadership skills make her an indispensable team member, and she fosters positive interactions with clients, contractors, and community leaders.

With Maria on board, our clients can expect a genuine commitment to their needs and a seamless journey from concept to reality. Her infectious enthusiasm for her craft makes her a joy to work with, and she takes pride in contributing to projects that leave a lasting impact on communities and the built environment..


Patrick Gleason


Chief Operating Officer of Institutional Construction

Military Veteran

About Him

At the forefront of our operations stands our esteemed Chief Operating Officer, Patrick Gleason. With a career spanning over 10 years in the dynamic landscape of construction, he brings to the table a wealth of experience, strategic insight, and a relentless commitment to driving success.

He is the guiding force behind our strategic initiatives and operational excellence. With a visionary approach, Patrick spearheads our institutional construction endeavors, overseeing every aspect of our projects from inception to completion. His leadership ensures that our teams are aligned, focused, and driven to deliver exceptional results, every time.

With a keen eye for detail and a passion for perfection, he ensures that each project under his stewardship is executed with precision and finesse. From large-scale developments to intricate renovations, he navigates the complexities of the construction process with ease, ensuring that deadlines are met, budgets are adhered to, and quality is never compromised.

At the core of Patrick's philosophy lies a deep commitment to client satisfaction. He understands that our clients are more than just stakeholders; they are partners in our journey towards success. Patrick fosters a culture of open communication, transparency, and collaboration, ensuring that our clients are involved every step of the way. His dedication to exceeding expectations has earned him the trust and admiration of our clients, making him an invaluable asset to our organization.

Innovation is the cornerstone of our success, and Patrick is at the forefront of driving change and pushing boundaries. He embraces emerging technologies, sustainable practices, and cutting-edge methodologies to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of our construction processes. His forward-thinking approach ensures that we stay ahead of the curve and continue to deliver projects that not only meet but exceed industry standards.

Beyond the blueprints and steel, Patrick understands the importance of building lasting relationships. He fosters strong partnerships with clients, contractors, and stakeholders, based on trust, integrity, and mutual respect. His ability to connect with people on a personal level and navigate complex interpersonal dynamics has been instrumental in our success, cementing his reputation as a trusted leader in the construction industry.

Outside of his role as COO, Patrick is a dedicated individual with a passion for interests. Whether it's spending time with family, exploring the great outdoors, or giving back to the community, he brings the same level of commitment and enthusiasm to his personal pursuits as he does to his professional endeavors.

Join us in celebrating Patrick's contributions and in looking forward to a future filled with innovation, growth, and continued success under his leadership.

Timothy Leary

Site Superintendent


Unrestricted Construction Supervisor License

Hoisting License

Lexington High School

About Him

Timothy Leary is a highly experienced construction professional with over 30 years of experience in the industry. He holds a number of key licenses, including an Unrestricted CSL, HIC, OSHA 10, Hoisting Engineer License, and Asbestos Supervisor’s License, which have enabled him to gain expertise in a range of fields, including project management, estimating, scheduling, and site supervision. Timothy has worked alongside architects, engineers, and building departments, and has a strong track record of meeting with clients, subcontractors, and site supervisors to discuss concerns, additional work, and materials needed, as well as coordinating with the Inspectional Services Department to schedule inspections for sites.

Throughout his career, Timothy has held a number of key positions in the construction industry, including Site Supervisor and Project Manager for Design Build Boston, General Contractor and Site Supervisor for TFL Construction Management, Site Supervisor and Project Manager for Boston Architect, Construction Inspector for AMEC Foster Wheeler/ERI, Site Supervisor for Boston Architect, Site Supervisor and Project Manager for Sarkis Development, Site Supervisor and Project Manager for National Management Team, President of TFL Carpentry, Site Supervisor and Project Manager for Lancer Contracting, President of TFL Carpentry, and Foreman, Lead Carpenter, and Project Manager for Intercontinental Development.

Timothy's experience has enabled him to work on a wide range of construction projects, including the demo and rebuild of a 3,000 sq foot new structure, the full interior gut and rehab of a two family house, inspections of ongoing construction projects with United States Post Offices, the construction of an oceanfront three unit high end condominium building, the demo and rebuild of a 12 unit burnout, the construction of a 17 unit new construction, the exterior rehab of a building, the roof repair of a $2.5 million building with structural steel, the fabrication and installation of a standing seam roof, kitchen and bath remodeling, commercial buildouts, the roof lift and addition of a second floor build out, foundation and utilities work for an addition, the demo and rebuild of a 120ft x 50 ft CMU structure with precast floor decks, and the mechanical build out of a 10-story office building.

Natalia Perez

Remote Administrative Assistant


E.A.N. University - Bogota D.C., Colombia

Bachelor in Modern Languages


About Her

Meet Natalia Perez, a Remote Administrative Assistant at Design Build Architects.

She has a background in Real Estate, having worked as an Admin Assistant and Sales Agent. Natalia has experience in promoting Luxury properties for sale and assisting with Short Term Rentals, ranging from Mobile Homes flipping to Distress properties cash offers.

Additionally, she has collaborated with notable Hotel Chains, providing them with excellent sales and customer service experiences for short-term rental subscriptions. Natalia is credited with developing and implementing effective sales and marketing strategies, achieving membership sales of up to 80%, which generated significant revenue for her immediate Supervisor.

Over the past 10 years of remote work for US-based companies, Natalia has acquired a set of Technology skills. She aims to perform as a Virtual Assistant, communicating effectively with clients and upper Management.

Her approach involves being detail-oriented, with strong time management, planning, and organizational skills.

Despite her exciting journey in Real Estate and Property Management, Natalia is prepared for the challenges that supporting administrative tasks in a Construction Firm may entail.

Natalia embraces the belief that "Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do." - Steve Jobs.

She enjoys participating in daily clerical tasks that alleviate the workload of her Manager and also represents the Company to clients, showcasing the human face of the Organization.

Natalia expresses gratitude for your interest in learning more about her trajectory. She appreciates the time taken and looks forward to the shared journey ahead, working towards common goals.

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